What does your avatar mean, if anything?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by Vincine, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Someone PMed me asking about my Avatar. So I explained it:

    The 'Golden Spiral/Rectangle' is math. It's the Fibonacci number sequence. It represents science, analysis, the Scientific Method, the Enlightenment, etc. It’s found all throughout nature, most visibly in the Nautilus shell.

    The shell represents nature, natural laws, Mother Earth, the Wheel of the Year, etc.

    The two of them adjacent each other display their 'oneness'. It indicates that analytical science and the spirituality of nature are not in conflict. I experience awe and have reverence for both as they’re different views of the same thing.

    Basically it symbolizes my Pantheism. I seem to be a 'Born Again Pagan'.

    Why have you chosen the avatar you use?
     
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  2. kenhesr

    kenhesr New Member

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    Mine isn't quite so cerebral - I just like Boston Terriers!!!
     

  3. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    My avatar is a photo of an ammo destruction shot at night in Saudi Arabia in 1992. There were over 40 tons of 4.2", 105mm and 155mm WP projectiles and about six tons of C-4 from MICLC.
     
  4. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    Thanks for the clarification, Vincine.

    Mine is a USMC officer's sword.
     
  5. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I change mine up quite a bit, but it always has something to do with my #1 passion. There is no faster way to turn money into gaseous vapor.
     
  6. TimKS

    TimKS Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Does mine really need to be explained? :D
     
  7. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    My father’s family’s had a metal supply depot in Sicily. It had a turntable for trucks to roll onto. It would spin around to facilitate loading of metal rods, beams, pipes, etc. onto the trucks.

    When the Nazis rolled into town they thought it was a perfect place to put their munitions, so they took it over. Before the Allies advanced up the valley, the Navy made sure they thew a couple of shells into it. The Allies had dropped leaflets giving the town’s residents some time to leave before the shelling. The residents went to a nearby hillside where they kept their vegetables in the caves. They all sat on the hillside to watch the fireworks and comment on who's house just got hit and who's didn't. My father said the town exploded for three days.
     
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  8. PanBaccha

    PanBaccha New Member

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    Pan Baccha ... two individual gods of eros of antiquity. :cool:
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Okay. I'll play.
    Mine is a self promotion of a sort.
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    If you have ever seen the movie Cool Hand Luke, you will remember the well known line uttered by Strother Martin.
     
  11. Shoobee

    Shoobee New Member

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    War is hell, Vincine.
     
  12. buckhuntr

    buckhuntr Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    :)Back when I had time to spare and a reliable high-speed interwebz connection, I spent entirely too much time playing Everquest. Pictured is Fudan, my Barbarian Warrior (agnostic) main character. I miss that game... :(
     
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  14. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Whatever suits my fancy at the moment.
     
  15. shadamai

    shadamai New Member

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    My current avatar is a photo I took of a fox. I thought he was cute and although he is really just yawning, I thought it looks like he is laughing a little bit. (Nothing terribly deep or profound here ;) )
     
  16. Jstrong

    Jstrong New Member

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    Statue of liberty scowling with a tear running down her face
     
  17. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    When I had a job I worked in the basement of the building, some of the guys got together and made shirts they put a pic of one of the little guys from despicable me on the back.
     
  18. Toll13

    Toll13 New Member

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    I am the Emerald Archer.

    Sent from a Droid...but not the Droid you are looking for. Move along.
     
  19. chlogeo

    chlogeo New Member

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    Mine is a picture of the worst coon dog I ever owned. He was so bad that the coons hunted him )-:

    Sent from my iPhone using FirearmsTalk
     
  20. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Corn. I like it.